|Popular in||July||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£1,111||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
|Round-trip from||£609||From London to Hilton Head Island|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Hilton Head Island along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to Hilton Head Island and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
There aren’t many undiscovered seaside retreats where the sand is as white as a dove and the water clearer than a diamond, but in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, one such gem remains. Located 20 miles northeast of Savannah, Hilton Head Island boasts over 12 miles of unspoiled beaches and ocean that remains warm throughout June, July and August. Despite its size, the island hosts a wealth of artistic and cultural attractions, as well as a busy events calendar. Unsurprisingly, many celebrities use the island as a summer retreat, sharing their corner of paradise with an abundance of wildlife that includes turtles, dolphins and manatees. Alligators are also resident on the island, as are deer and egrets.
Without a doubt, Hilton Head Island is a spot for the summer, with the season kicking-off in May and lasting until Labor Day Weekend in early September. The first major event in the calendar is the Rib Burnoff & Barbecue Fest in mid-May when the local culinary talent competes to be the best in the business, all flanked by live music and kids’ events. Tickets can be purchased in advance, with all proceeds going to charity. The season’s longest running attraction is the annual HarborFest, held every Tuesday night from June to August at Shelter Cove Marina. Here, visitors will find all manner of arts and crafts, as well as live entertainment, and fireworks at sunset. The festival also opens for a special celebration on July 4, something not to be missed when holidaying in the USA!
If visiting out of season, check-out November’s Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, featuring classic cars, wooden boats and beach mobiles, or come in December to experience the cosy seasonal event, Dove Street Festival of Lights. Over 50 houses on Dove St. decorate their properties with holiday lights, while singers serenade visitors with carols and Christmas songs. Again, all proceeds are given to charity. Finally, there is a wealth of historical heritage on the island, ranging from Native American times, through to the Civil War.
The island is easily accessible by car, but parking might prove tricky despite free weekend parking and the large lot at Coligny Circle. Arguably, the best option is to hire a bicycle as the island is covered in bike lanes, and is more bike-friendly than car-friendly. Alternatively, hop on the Hilton Head Island Trolley Tour which takes in all the various nooks and crannies.